Friday, November 7, 2008

Josh's Discharge (November 6th)!


Who could believe it? Josh finally came home after 126 days in the NICU! So, we brought some bagels for the NICU crew, some gifts for the awesome nurses, and got over there at 9am. There was a little delay in getting Josh's paperwork together, but it wasn't a big deal. It was so weird to see Josh's room empty -- we've been going there every day since the boys were born (July 3rd).

We were so happy to have Nurse Dietrus (Auntie Tina) there for Josh's big farewell. She's been with Josh since the beginning. She's shown him love as well as provided him medical care. She's been a friend to us, a support for us, a teacher, and she can swap snarky comments with the best of em.

We were home a little after 11. Nonna and Grandpa were there with Joey waiting for us. So, we got home, and introduced Josh to his home (which, of course, Auntie Christy and Uncle Chris had decorated). A short while later, some of Josh's home care nurses came over, along with Paul from the medical equipment provider. We all went through Josh's care & needs, reviewed the use of the equipment, and organized ourselves.

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4 comments:

Kelly and Ryan said...

We are so happy that Josh is home now! You guys are always in our thoughts.

rosiek1 said...

Josh's homecoming made us so happy!! It was so special to see the whole family together in their home. We love you so much! Love, Nonna and Grampa

Auntie Jay & Uncle John said...

Congratulations on having the whole family home. I can imagine how excited you guys are.
Love ya.

steph said...

omg!!! I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE PICTURES. THEY MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY AT THE SAME TIME.GOOD JOB PHIL AND SANDY.JOSH AND JOE HAVE THE BEST PARENTS IN THE WORLD. LOVE U,AUNTIE STEPH UNCLE DON UNCLE KEVIN AND UNCLE MIKE